PETALING JAYA: AirAsia will commence daily flights to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport from the LCC Terminal on Jan 16.
The low-cost airline is offering promotional fares from RM88.88 for bookings made from Dec 19-26 for the travel period from Jan 16-Oct 25.
“With 2008 Olympics around the corner and Guangzhou being a global manufacturing centre, we are confident there will be a robust demand for this route with our low fares and expansive route network," said the airline's regional head of commercial Kathleen Tan.
She said that with AirAsia's strong Asean network, travellers could connect to more than 100 major cities in China via Baiyun airport, China’s third largest international airport.
Tan said AirAsia could also attract young Chinese from the Pearl Delta region to visit Malaysia and the Asean region.
Currently, AirAsia operates four direct flights to Shenzhen as a group, with two daily flights from Kuala Lumpur, and a daily flight each from Bangkok and Kota Kinabalu.
The airline also operates four daily flights to Macau from Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok, as well as a daily flight each from Johor Bahru and Kota Kinabalu. There are thrice-weekly flights from Kuching.